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Pregnant Shakira shows off her baby bump

They are awaiting the imminent arrival of their second child.

But Shakira and her footballer partner Gerard Pique want to use their own personal joy to help poverty-stricken people around the world.

The couple are expanding their original World Baby Shower initiative to aid Unicef after they came up with the concept after the birth of their son Milan in 2013.



The 37-year-old singer, wearing a flattering pink lace dress, glows with health as her famous blonde locks cascade down her shoulders

Explaining the thinking behind the campaign, Shakira explains: ‘Now that we are soon welcoming our second child we want to help other children around the world and also contribute to a long-lasting solution for getting children living in extreme poverty the supplies they need to survive.

‘We also want other parents to feel compelled to do the same. With the explosion of social media, celebrities aren’t the only ones who have platforms that can reach mass audiences, and we want this movement to keep going long after our baby shower has ended, so we want to invite them to host their own baby showers with Unicef as well.’

Shakira urges her fans to head to Facebook to buy ‘inspired gifts’, which will be transformed into donations for the cause.

These include midwifery kits with medical equipment for safe delivery of 50 babies, measles and polio vaccines, blankets, and baby scales.

The celebrity couple’s first virtual World Baby Shower to benefit Unicef’s mission for children was held from January to February 2013 and as a result, over 80,000 children were vaccinated against polio while nearly four tonnes of therapeutic food helped children suffering from malnutrition.


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